10. Sexuality and Gender
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Rebecca is the youngest child in her family with four older brothers. When a female friend visits her, Rebecca wants to drive remote-controlled cars, but her friend says, 'Girls don't play with cars! I don't want to play with cars. I want to play with dolls.' From then on, Rebecca plays only with dolls. This is an example of ___________ influencing gender development.
Ian wants to dress as a princess for Halloween. His father forbids it and makes him be a zombie football player instead. This is an example of ___________ influencing gender development.
Jenna's mother speaks in a soft, gentle voice and her father speaks very loudly. Jenna notices that many of her female teachers speak in a soft voice as well. Jenna therefore believes that all females speak in soft voices and does so herself. She is now teaching her own daughter to do the same. This is an example of ___________ influencing gender development.
A man arrives for a job interview and notices that the person conducting the interview is a woman. He walks out, deciding he does not want the job; he could never work for a woman because he believes women are emotional, flighty, and illogical. This is an example of
Immediately after he was born, Tombe's parents painted his room blue, bought him trucks and trains, and started dressing him in blue jeans and khaki pants with high-top tennis shoes for infants. Tombe's parents appear to be engaging in the process of
Kareem has always been told that as a man, he will be expected to 'wear the pants in the house' by making all of the decisions for his family and providing for everyone financially, physically, and educationally. The expectations by which Kareem has been told to live are called gender
Jacopo's father encourages him to play with action figures, but discourages him from playing with dolls. Now, whenever anyone offers a baby doll to Jacopo, he crinkles his nose and refuses to take it. Jacopo's behavior is best explained by which theory of gender-role development?
Franco believes that all girls are weak and can never be as strong as boys. The belief that Max Franco maintains about girls is called a
Keisha cooks, cleans, cares for the kids, mows the lawn, fixes broken appliances, and changes the oil in the family cars. Keisha is a good example of a person who is
Prejudice that is more socially acceptable, but still leads to unequal treatment of males and females, is called
Cultures that are more _____ and have high standards of living are more nontraditional in gender role expectations, whereas cultures that are more _____ and have less wealth are more traditional in gender role expectations.
_____ theory attributes gender-role development to learning behavior through observation and imitation of models.
_____ theory proposes that gender identity is acquired as a child develops a mental pattern for being male or female and then organizes observed and learned behavior around that mental pattern.
Compared to the others, which type of culture typically has more traditional ideas about gender roles and behavior?
A gender _____ is a concept held about females or males that assigns various characteristics to them based on nothing more than being female or male.
Anna's mother takes her to get a pedicure for her birthday, telling her, 'a lady always has pretty feet.' This is an example of
A little boy protected his sister from a snarling dog when they were out for a walk. The parents praised him profusely for his bravery and his manly behavior. This is an example of the _____ theory of gender identity.